DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland opened its offices in September 1999 with 18 staff. Almost 20 years on – 125 people are today employed at its Irish headquarters in Claremorris – making it one of the business success stories of the west. The company has continued to evolve and revolutionise where it currently serves over 10 million members in the USA and Ireland.
Our purpose is clear – to help improve the oral health of our members. This means creating a range of plans that are clinically focused and that offer great choice and value. All of our plans are based on our Healthy Smiles approach, which promotes regular and sustained preventive care by providing 100% cover for examinations, cleanings and x-rays.
DeCare Dental is a dental insurance underwriter and dental claims benefit management company headquartered in Claremorris, County Mayo. DeCare was the first dental health insurer to bring a comprehensive dental insurance product to the market in Ireland and was established in Ireland in 1999 by Michael Walsh as a claims processing centre.
Brian from WWI said “What a year 2020 was. One of the positives to take from the turmoil has been the focus that has been placed on wellbeing and mental health. 2020 was a year when I first noticed TV and radio ads mentioning the importance of looking after our mental health. It was also a year where many Irish organisations properly prioritised the wellbeing of their employees. If you don’t have healthy people, you can’t have a healthy business. Is the penny finally dropping?
Oral diseases are among the most common diseases in the world. The Global Burden of Disease Study, 2016 estimated that oral diseases affected half of the world’s population (3.58 billion people). It also states that, ‘there is a direct correlation between dental health and overall health’.